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Music Fraternities and Clubs

Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI)

Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) is open to female music majors and non-music majors who are interested in music. SAI meets monthly, sponsors several musical events for children in the community, and assists the department with service activities.

Phi Mu Alpha

The Washburn University Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Kappa Rho Chapter is a member of the world's oldest and largest secret national fraternal society in music. Sinfonia was born on October 6, 1898, and for over a century, Sinfonians in nearly every field of study and professional endeavor have transformed music in America. The opportunity of becoming a Sinfonian is offered to as many men as possible who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of the Fraternity's object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America. The faculty advisor is Dr. Craig Treinen, GC 312,

Collegiate National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Collegiate NAfME is open to all music education majors. Membership includes a subscription to The Music Educator's Journal, Teaching Music, and The KMEA Music Review, and entitles members to free music and literature. It has monthly meetings featuring university and community speakers, attends the KMEA convention, and provides other services to the music department. The faculty advisor is Dr. Cathrine Hunt, GC 216,

The Washburn University Flute Association (WUFA)

The Washburn University Flute Association is dedicated to encouraging and supporting music and flute related activities. Established in 2005 and recognized by the Washburn Office of Student Activities and Greek Life, the Association has developed annual activities that include middle school outreach, youth masterclasses, Topeka Youth Flute Choir mentorship, and April Flute's Day. For more information on the Washburn University Flute Association, scheduling a youth flute masterclass or outreach performance, Topeka Youth Flute Choir auditions, or April Flute's Day activities and registration, contact Dr. Rebecca Meador at

The Washburn Association of Percussionists - (WAP)

The Washburn Association of Percussionists (WAP) is open to any music major or non-music major who has a passion for percussion. Past activities have included raising money to attend the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, and securing funding for various guest artists in percussion. For more information about the Washburn Association of Percussionists contact Dr. Tom Morgan at

Washburn University Clarinet Association (WUCA)

The Washburn University Clarinet Association is an organization promoting clarinet related events. Established in 2012 and recognized by the Washburn Office of Student Activities and Greek Life, the association has developed annual activities that include: community outreach, local school outreach, and chamber performances through the Clarinet Ensemble. For more information on WUCA, to schedule an outreach performance, information on youth clarinet choir, or to schedule a clarinet master class, please contact Dr. Karen Benda at

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